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Parish History

Canterbury St George the Martyr was one of the Ancient Parish within the city

The parish of St George was united with Canterbury St Mary Magdalen, Kent on 6 March 1681 to form a united benefice. The church is referred to in Edward Hasted, 'Canterbury: The churches within the city and suburbs', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 11 (1800), pp. 209-288. at British History Online

The Church of St George the Martyr was destroyed by enemy bombing raids on the night of 31 May/1 June 1942 although the tower remained standing for some weeks until demolished, a history of the church is available at  Kent Family History Society

The former site of St George church was used to form the mission church of Bertha the Queen see Kent Family History Society

Resources

Civil Registration

Kent County Council (KCC) has a certificate centre at the Mansion House in Tunbridge Wells which holds all the completed registers for Kent since 1 July 1837 and can supply a certified copy of any Kent birth, death or marriage entry from any register within its custody or a Kent civil partnership registration from the government online database.

The Mansion House
(Certificate Centre)
Grove Hill Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent TN1 1EP

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

International Genealogical Index Christenings 1538-1800 Batch (P015161) Marriages 1538-1800 Batch (M015161)

Records deposited for both churches at Canterbury Cathedral Archives are summarised at

St George the Martyr Kent Family History

Bertha the Queen Kent Family History Society

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records

Family Search microfilm for Census Returns for the city are at Census returns for Canterbury, 1841-1891

Poor Law Unions

Canterbury Poor Law Union, Kent

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Kent Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

Contributor: Add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.


 

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